COLUMBUS– State Representative Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) introduced legislation requiring candidates running for state and local boards of education to declare a political affiliation.
By declaring a party, candidates will participate in primaries instead of being listed on a nonpartisan ballot.
“Partisan elections for school board members will allow voters to get a better idea of what the candidate’s platforms are,” said Loychik. “It is important that we give voters information that will allow them to make an informed decision, especially when they’re voting for those who decide our children’s educational opportunities.”
House Bill 267 awaits committee assignment.